subsidize

verb sub·si·dize \ ˈsəb-sə-ˌdīz , -zə- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of subsidize

subsidized; subsidizing
transitive verb
:to furnish with a subsidy: such as
a :to purchase the assistance of by payment of a subsidy
b :to aid or promote (someone or something, such as a private enterprise) with public money
  • subsidize soybean farmers
  • subsidize public transportation

subsidization

play \ˌsəb-sə-də-ˈzā-shən, -zə-\ noun

subsidizer

noun

Examples of subsidize in a Sentence

  1. The state subsidizes housing for low-income families.

  2. She feels that private businesses should not be subsidized by taxpayers.

  3. The company subsidizes health insurance for its employees.

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First Known Use of subsidize

1755

subsidize Synonyms


SUBSIDIZE Defined for English Language Learners

subsidize

verb

Definition of subsidize for English Language Learners

  • : to help someone or something pay for the costs of (something)



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